Tilda meets Tadah with the help of some friends

by Lauren Harris July 24, 2017 6 Comments

Tilda meets Tadah with the help of some friends

A few months ago I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Fiona from Two Green Zebras, the Australia distributer of Tilda fabric. She was kind enough to visit the (then) brand new Tadah shop and we spent the morning chatting away about all things life, sewing, business and FABRIC!!

When Fiona asked if I would like to be involved in the launch of a new Tilda collection in Australia I did a little happy dance, because I honestly lust over every Tilda collection I see. The colour palette is usually what gets me - soft yet vibrant, and with so many opportunities to create stunning garments for kids!

Tilda Harvest fabric collection

I handpicked some incredibly talented handmaidens and asked them if they would like to help me out with this project and once they saw the amazing fabric, every single one of them jumped at the opportunity!


Natasha from Ellie's Handmade is a constant source of inspiration for me. I love what she has done with this little dress, taking the classic look of the Tea Party Dress and adding a fabulous twist by splicing the bodice and inserting a little pleated/ruffle detail. I love the simplicity of this dress that really lets the beautiful Tilda fabric shine!

Tea Party Dress by Ellie's Handmade


When deciding who to ask along for this project I immediately thought of Jen from Jen's Corner Shop, her sewing is perfection and she has such a talent for combining fabrics to create playful pieces for kids to have fun in. She has long been known as the 'Library Blouse Queen' and she showed us why with this fab little combo. 

Library Blouse by Jen's Corner Shop

And how gorgeous does it look modelled?! Photographed by Jen's brand rep Sandy (@sandyfbe).

Library Blouse by Jen's Corner Shop


Another stand out Tadah sewer is Lis from Lolly & Me. She has been a Tadah tester for some time now and I always find myself hanging out impatiently to see what she creates with each new pattern. She sews amazing pieces of clothing which are always styled to perfection and photographed so beautifully. I think the photos really do speak for themselves. Lis made a ruffle neck Tea Party Dress (using the Tea Party collar add-on).

Tea Party Dress by Lolly and Me

Lis also made another awesome outfit using the Pleatie Dress & Shortsuit (with blouse hack) and the Tulip Skirt. Can you believe this is the first time Lis has made the Tulip Skirt? I think it's safe to safe that she nailed it! The colours in this fabric collection are so playful and sweet. I think this photo screams happiness!

Pleatie Blouse and Tulip Skirt by Lolly and Me


This next lady is someone I am sure you are all familiar with - Amy from Stitch + Stone. Gosh she is such a talent and when I saw her outfits and photos I was really taken by how well she captured the essence of the fabric and worked with the lovely seasonal colours. Amy's vintage styling on these outfits is so adorable, using the Seaside Top (ruffle neck) and Flexi Shorts (with ruched front hack).

Seaside and Flexi outfit from Stitch+Stone

And who can go past a gorgeous sister set? This outfit uses the Tea Party dress pattern to create a sweet little crop top, paired with another cute pair of ruched Flexi Shorts.

Tilda sister set by Stitch+Stone


And last, but never least, is the dynamic duo of Cathie and Cindy from Sew Darn Ezy. These ladies go above and beyond both with their sewing and their photography, and as soon as I saw the gorgeous Tilda Harvest fabric I knew it would be perfect for them! They made a fabulous Troop Shirt for handsome (and cheeky!) little Leo. I love seeing boys rock floral!

Troop Shirt by Sew Darn Ezy


Have I convinced you that you need this collection? The Tilda Harvest range will be in store August 1st (not long to wait!!) and it is honestly even better in person. So soft and so vibrant!

A HUGE thank you has to go to Tash, Jen, Lis, Amy, Cathie and Cindy for giving so much enthusiasm, time and energy to this collaboration. These ladies are all such a delight to work with and big supporters of the handmade community so if you have a moment do take some time to head over to each of their Facebook pages and show them some love!

And another enormous thank you to Fiona from Two Green Zebras for generously gifting such a huge amount of fabric for these ladies to create with. I cannot speak highly enough of Fiona and her team for their friendly and professional approach to business.

Make sure you head over to these fabulous makers to see the other posts in the Tilda Harvest Blog Hop!

July 21st - Aqua Paisley
July 22nd - Tied with a Ribbon
July 23rd - Andrie Designs
July 25th - She Quilts A lot
July 26th - Molly and Mama
July 27th - Wife Made 
July 28th - Jenny of Elefantz
July 29th - A Spoonful of Sugar
July 30th - Two Green Zebras


I will leave you with this beautiful little cherub in her Baby Tea Party Dress made and photographed by Cathie and Cindy from Sew Darn Ezy. The colours in this fabric are incredible and it is topped off perfectly with a sweet little vintage lace collar.

Baby Tea Party Dress by Sew Darn Ezy

Keep following the Tadah facebook page and instagram to see more photos of these amazing creations.

Looking forward to seeing all of your stunning Tilda Harvest beauties popping up in the Tadah Pattern Party in a few weeks ;)

Happy sewing!

Lauren x

Lauren Harris
Lauren Harris


6 Responses


July 29, 2017

So pretty! Just love your projects! Thanks!

Susan Nixon
Susan Nixon

July 29, 2017

I have no one to sew such charming things for, but oh, those little floral dresses are beautiful! Every one of your stitchers did a superb job!


July 26, 2017

Lauren, what a stunning way to showcase your designs, the Tilda Harvest fabric collection and such a talented bunch of Aussie makers. Thank you for bringing us this beautiful blog post!


July 26, 2017


Dawn B
Dawn B

July 25, 2017

Absolutely beautiful outfits and models!

Cathie and Cindy
Cathie and Cindy

July 24, 2017

What an amazing way to show love for Tilda, Tadah and all things handmade. It was a pure delight to create using this gorgeous fabric range and Lauren, your style is timeless. Your designs can be created perfectly each and every time.
It was an absolute honour to be chosen along with these incrediblely talented women to help showcase this stunning fabric range.
Many thanks to yourself and Fiona for including us.

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